Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 64%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 24%8.2
64% strongly recommend
32 reviews
Humanity
8.5
8.5
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.4
8.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.6
6.6
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
6.7
OK
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
U. of Missouri
Residency
U. of North Carolina
Fellowship
Ohio St

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nurse available by directline
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Grant Schmidt works at

Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 21%7.9

At 1 office

Columbus
535 Reach Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 451-2280
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32 patient reviews

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2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
9
Age 32 - 33
5 IUI
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Schmidt has great bedside manner and doesn’t make you feel like just a number. He makes sure to take the time to talk to you about all options and possibilities and is willing to answer any and all questions you have...he was adamant on single embryo transfer...He lets you decide how aggressive and how fast you want to be with treatment. He is very optimistic, but realistic in his approach
The [ORM] nursing staff does communicate and get back with you in a timely manner. You just need to leave a voicemail every time you call and wait for them to call you back...I have found that people are fairly easy to get a hold of at the clinic. Wait times haven’t been bad. I even got called back earlier than expected for one of my IUI procedures. They try to collect payment amounts at the front desk a lot, which I don’t mind. It just catches my off guard sometimes.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I completely trust Dr. Schmidt in my treatment. He lets you decide how aggressive and how fast you want to be with treatment. He is very optimistic, but realistic in his approach. Dr. Schmidt makes sure that his patients are comfortable and has great bedside manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Come with a list of questions and ask everything you can when you have a consult. You can see another provider at your visits and may not have a lot of time to ask questions then.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Schmidt has great bedside manner and doesn’t make you feel like just a number. He makes sure to take the time to talk to you about all options and possibilities and is willing to answer any and all questions you have.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Four IUIs with letrozole. One IUI with gonadotropins that was canceled. Currently waiting to start IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff does communicate and get back with you in a timely manner. You just need to leave a voicemail every time you call and wait for them to call you back.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I have found that people are fairly easy to get a hold of at the clinic. Wait times haven’t been bad. I even got called back earlier than expected for one of my IUI procedures. They try to collect payment amounts at the front desk a lot, which I don’t mind. It just catches my off guard sometimes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Cost information is provided up front. IUI procedures are about $440 without insurance. That excluded ultrasounds and medications. We were quoted $12,000 for IVF with ICSI, excluding meds and lab work
Describe Grant Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
We discussed single embryo transfer when the time comes and he was adamant on single embryo transfer.
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Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Grant Schmidt] always calls my husband and I by our names, shakes our hand, and has a conversation to connect with us on a personal level...is knowledgeable, explains procedures and testing, and adjusts the course of treatment based on previous cycle’s outcomes. We have no health coverage for infertility, and after two stim cycles and one failed IUI, he recommended we start saving for IVF. We appreciate his honesty...
The clinic [Ohio Reproductive Medicine] staff are kind and professional. Clinic and clinic bathrooms are always clean. They have very organized processes for their lab/US/appointments so just be sure to pay attention to which waiting room/where to go for your appointment...They communicate via phone and then follow up with a letter/info on the patient portal. This is helpful to go back to if I ever forget any of the info. The portal tracks each cycle with lab results/US results...Each Ultrasound was roughly 350? Our initial deposit for IVF was $9,300 (not including meds or anesthesia for egg retrieval ($875))
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
We love Dr Schmidt. Though we are still in the process of working to grow our family, we know we can trust him. He cares us about us as people. He is knowledgeable, explains procedures and testing, and adjusts the course of treatment based on previous cycle’s outcomes. We have no health coverage for infertility, and after two stim cycles and one failed IUI, he recommended we start saving for IVF. We appreciate his honesty and look forward to continuing on this journey with Dr Schmidt by our side!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I always come with a list of questions (either in my head or written in my phone). Because he connects on a personal level, sometimes the conversation gets away from me and i forget to ask all my questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
When speaking with Dr Schmidt for our initial consultation and each subsequent appointment, he always calls my husband and I by our names, shakes our hand, and has a conversation to connect with us on a personal level. No matter if the visit has a positive or negative outcome, we feel as though he truly cares about us and wants to help us grow our family.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Upon our initial infertility consult, i was mid-cycle. So we started the next cycle with a round of Letrozole, timed intercourse, and trigger injection. Moved into first cycle of ovarian stimulation, timed intercourse, and trigger injection. Next cycle was our first IUI— ovarian stimulation (higher dose than before) and trigger. Was slightly overstimulated this cycle which resulted in leftover cysts for the next cycle. We did just letrozole the next cycle to “chase away the cysts” in pre for our planned IUI the next month. Had just begun letrozole and ovarian stimulation meds (only one day of injections) when our cycle was canceled due to COVID19 concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Johanna )
Dr Schmidt’s nursing team is great. They communicate via phone and then follow up with a letter/info on the patient portal. This is helpful to go back to if I ever forget any of the info. The portal tracks each cycle with lab results/US results, which takes the pressure off of the patient who has likely been tracking everything on our own.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic staff are kind and professional. Clinic and clinic bathrooms are always clean. They have very organized processes for their lab/US/appointments so just be sure to pay attention to which waiting room/where to go for your appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Each Ultrasound was roughly 350? Our initial deposit for IVF was $9,300 (not including meds or anesthesia for egg retrieval ($875))
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
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Billing Department
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 26 - 27
1 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Schmidt said that yes, our odds were higher with IVF, but unless we wanted to spend more money quickly he also felt confident that an IUI would be successful. He suggested we do 3-4 IUIs before looking into more invasive procedures, such as IFV...He suggested doing single embryo transfers and freezing and additional embryos for future cycles as FET have a higher success rate....
[Ohio Reproductive Medicine] was able to get us an appointment very quickly. Overall, most of the nursing staff was very enraging and helpful. Our IUI cycle was canceled in the middle due to COVID-19, due to the lab closing being out of their control. They were not able to to the insemination but did help us to change the IUI to timed intercourse...
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Schmidt was able to connect with us on after the first appointment and made us feel like more than a number. When we left our first appointment, we knew we wanted to do an IUI about 3 months out. As we left his office he said he looked forward to seeing us soon but hopefully that wouldn't be necessary. This comment had a last effect on my husband and I, as you could tell he didn't want to have to preform an IUI and was hopefully that we could naturally conceive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He is a very nice guy, but does not always act like a "dr." He cussed a few times which made my husband and I more comfortable. Made him feel like a real person not just a dr.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Our first consult with ORM was to get a second opinion on what other clinics had been telling us. We sat down with Dr. Schmidt in his office not an exam room which made things more relaxed and allowed to have a conversation rather than feeling like an exam. He asked alot of questions to fully understand what we have gone through and to help us best choose our next steps. He spoke in easy to understand terms and never talked above our knowledge level. My husband and I are both college graduates but other fertility drs have talked in very clinical terms that we did not understand and we left more confused than when we got there, that was not the case with Dr. Schmidt!
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr. Schmidt said that yes, our odds were higher with IVF, but unless we wanted to spend more money quickly he also felt confident that an IUI would be successful. He suggested we do 3-4 IUIs before looking into more invasive procedures, such as IFV.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
ORM was able to get us an appointment very quickly. Overall, most of the nursing staff was very enraging and helpful. Our IUI cycle was canceled in the middle due to COVID-19, due to the lab closing being out of their control. They were not able to to the insemination but did help us to change the IUI to timed intercourse.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
We have not yet received a bill from ORM.
Describe Grant Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
He informed us that ASRM does not encourage multiple embryo transfer and it only increases your likelihood of pregnancy by 1-2%. He suggested doing single embryo transfers and freezing and additional embryos for future cycles as FET have a higher success rate.
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
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Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
5
5
Age 34
5 IUI
European
Income $50K - $99K
Lawyer
3rd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Grant Schmidt] was nice and spoke to us candidly and answered all of our questions. But after my diagnostic panel his communication dropped- there was little to no follow up until I reached out and was told he recommends IVF if I would like to have another child. His nurse sent me the packet of info and said to follow up when I’ve reviewed it, there was no discussion with him about why IVF is preferred or what the plan would be.
No one [from ORM] ever contacted me to tell me IVF was the recommendation. I noticed test results from my lab work on the portal and called to find out what the plan was. They supposedly sent me an IVF packet but I never received it...When I started seeing Dr. Schmidt I spoke to a few nurses and I was unclear who to contact. The portal didn’t include a contact for Dr. Schmidt’s nurses so that was unhelpful as well.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He was nice and spoke to us candidly and answered all of our questions. But after my diagnostic panel his communication dropped- there was little to no follow up until I reached out and was told he recommends IVF if I would like to have another child. His nurse sent me the packet of info and said to follow up when I’ve reviewed it, there was no discussion with him about why IVF is preferred or what the plan would be. Perhaps that would have come later if I had reached back out but we weren’t financially able to move forward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Stay on top of communication
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He was authentic and fairly personable during the consultation itself but all other communication was lacking.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
N/A
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
When I had my first doctor at ORM (who retired), I was assigned to one nurse and given an extension to reach her. When I started seeing Dr. Schmidt I spoke to a few nurses and I was unclear who to contact. The portal didn’t include a contact for Dr. Schmidt’s nurses so that was unhelpful as well. When I called, I’d leave voicemails and different people would call me back and they didn’t seem to have a good grasp on who I was. And they had to send me my IVF packet ‘twice’ because I never received it the first time.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I have heard billing (sometimes months or even years later) is sometimes problematic but haven’t had that issue myself. I think the primary issue is communication- who to talk to, by what method, and what the next steps are.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
We paid for a consultation
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
No one ever contacted me to tell me IVF was the recommendation. I noticed test results from my lab work on the portal and called to find out what the plan was. They supposedly sent me an IVF packet but I never received it, so I asked them to send it again and to send an electronic copy so I didn’t need to wait again, they only sent a hard copy.
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Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unsuccessful
5
5
Age 30 - 32
3 IUI
1 IVF
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Schmidt is friendly, caring and always has a positive attitude that he can get you pregnant. He's very laid back which can be good and bad. The only negative thing I can say is I wish he was the one doing all monitoring appointments, IUI's and egg retrieval instead of other doctors...Dr. Schmidt preferred a single embryo transfer...I never really got a good diagnosis from him
[Ohio Reproductive Medicine] is very busy and at times you do feel like a number and I wish you could see the same doctor at all appointments...Monitoring appointments were in the mornings starting at 7am and it was first come first serve. Depending on the day, we were lined up outside the door to get in...Some of the nurses were very nice and compassionate and some were not as friendly. They all communicated very well and returned my calls at a reasonable time...IVF was around $7100 plus meds and IUI was $381 plus meds and monitoring
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Schmidt is friendly, caring and always has a positive attitude that he can get you pregnant. He's very laid back which can be good and bad. The only negative thing I can say is I wish he was the one doing all monitoring appointments, IUI's and egg retrieval instead of other doctors.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Make sure you ask questions and write them down if you have to. Also if there is something you wanted tested on ask him because I can tell he is not a fan of additional testing.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I went through numerous treatments with Dr. Schmidt. I never really got a good diagnosis from him but I did have Low AMH and Hypothyroidism. Started out with Letrozole, trigger shot & timed intercourse for 4 cycles which were unsuccessful. Then we moved onto Follistim injections for 2 cycles but I ended up ovulating before doing the trigger shot & timed intercourse so those 2 rounds were unsuccessful. Then we moved onto Letrozole, follistim injections, trigger shot with timed intercourse for 2 cycles which ended up being unsuccessful. Then we did 2 more cycles with the same protocol but adding in IUI but both of those were unsuccessful. Then we moved onto IVF, had 1 cycle cancelled and switched to IUI because I didn't respond well to the meds which were microdose lupron, follistim, & menopur which it ended up being unsuccessful. Then we tried another cycle of IVF and I took Clomid, Follistim, and Trigger shot and ended up having 5 follicles at my last ultrasound scan but when it came time for egg retrieval they only retrieved 2 eggs and they both ended up being immature so it was unsuccessful. I'm positive I ovulated before the egg retrieval and that is why I didn't have a good outcome. I don't think they monitored me as good as they should of. So we switched clinics after this to get a second opinion.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Some of the nurses were very nice and compassionate and some were not as friendly. They all communicated very well and returned my calls at a reasonable time.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic is very busy and at times you do feel like a number and I wish you could see the same doctor at all appointments but I understand why they do what they do to accommodate everyone. There prices are very reasonable as well compared to other clinics which is a good thing. Overall I had a good experience with them even though I didn't get a success story.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Monitoring appointments were in the mornings starting at 7am and it was first come first serve. Depending on the day, we were lined up outside the door to get in and sometimes it was crazy how many people were there at one time. I always tried to be one of the first ones there so I didn't have to wait as long to get my blood work and ultrasound done.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
IVF was around $7100 plus meds and IUI was $381 plus meds and monitoring. This is if you don't have insurance coverage.
Describe Grant Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Schmidt preferred a single embryo transfer which was fine with me because that is what I wanted too.
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Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 27 - 29
8 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I have had a positive experience with Dr Schmidt. He takes the time to explain everything to you, the pros and cons of the next step and the risks that go along with them. For our situation with unexplained infertility he has been very comforting when the results are not as we had hoped for and honest about what he thinks our next steps should be without being pushy. I appreciated that he did not put me through extra surgery that he did not feel necessary and was very honset with my husband and I about the risks and benefits of the exploratory surgery so we could make the best decision for us. He has always taken his time and been very through during exams. I would highly recommend Dr Schmidt to anyone.
I would always try to get there first thing at 7 when the clinic [OH Repro Med] would open. Some days there would already be a line at the door waiting. It would depend on the day you could be there for 2 hours or you could be in and out in 30-45 minutes..... Staff is very friendly and welcoming. Good at returning calls and answering questions. There are four doctors and it seams like you see a different one very time you are in for a monitoring appointment. I made sure that I knew my body and where I was in my cycle and would question everything so something didn’t get missed. You need to be your own advodicate.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I have had a positive experience with Dr Schmidt. He takes the time to explain everything to you, the pros and cons of the next step and the risks that go along with them. For our situation with unexplained infertility he has been very comforting when the results are not as we had hoped for and honest about what he thinks our next steps should be without being pushy. I appreciated that he did not put me through extra surgery that he did not feel necessary and was very honset with my husband and I about the risks and benefits of the exploratory surgery so we could make the best decision for us. He has always taken his time and been very through during exams. I would highly recommend Dr Schmidt to anyone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Ask all the questions you can think of. He is willing to take the time to answer any and all concerns that you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Schmidt has always taken time to sit and answer any and all questions my husband and I have had through our process. He has also helped us through the hard times and comforted us when things were tough. I have never felt rushed or that I was just another patient he needed et through in his day.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We have unexplained infertility. When we first saw Dr. Schmidt all our tests came back normal so we were put on oral medication with timed intercourse. When this did not work after a cycle we moved to oral medication with trigger shot and IUI. Since all of our numbers were very normal and the cycles were going good (on paper) but we were not getting pregnant we continued this route for 5 cycles. Then we moved to injectible medication for three cycles with iui. When those failed doctor Schmidt recommended we move on to ivf since we still had no answers. Our protocol for ivf was down regulation then stemming with gonal-f, menopur and certitude. I believe this is a pretty standard protocol for an ivf cycles. Our cycle ended with one pre-blast embryo that did not result in a pregnancy. Dr Schmidt was very comforting in our post ivf consultation and we have discussed different protocols for the next ivf cycle. We have an appointment in late March to discuss what next steps will be taken. I was disappointed that when asked I was not given any changes to diet or supplements that may help our next round of ivf until I brought up research I had done.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Dr Schmidt has three nurses on staff. One nurse has changed in the last year and a half. Overall his nurses are very nice and understanding. I have always had my phone calls returned the same day. My favorite nurse is Carol. She is the sweetest and always puts my mind at ease and I appreciate it. Both of the ivf nurses are wonderful. They are knowledgeable and are able to answer any questions during the ivf process.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Staff is very friendly and welcoming. Good at returning calls and answering questions. There are four doctors and it seams like you see a different one very time you are in for a monitoring appointment. I made sure that I knew my body and where I was in my cycle and would question everything so something didn’t get missed. You need to be your own advodicate.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I would always try to get there first thing at 7 when the clinic would open. Some days there would already be a line at the door waiting. It would depend on the day you could be there for 2 hours or you could be in and out in 30-45 minutes.
Describe Grant Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I believe it is the policy of the clinic to only transfer one embryo unless there are specific circumstances.
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
On a cycle where we had planned to do an iui I had a monitoring appointment and the doctor that did my appointment that morning missed a follicle and by the time I came back for my next appointment in two days I had ovulated and the cycle had to be canceled.
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Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32
6 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Entrepreneur
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Schmidt] made sure we understood the treatment plan at all times and let us know what our options were along the way. He always spoke to us as if we were a special case and not just a number. Our treatment was truly tailored to our specific needs and what we were comfortable with. ... He took the time to sit and listen to our story and how we got to this point. He wanted us to be happy with the treatment presented and always asked for our opinion when giving us treatment options to make sure we felt comfortable moving forward.
He [Dr. Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine] allowed us to be monitored at our local doctor, as we are over an hour away, with the final ultrasound being at his office. They were always in touch with up to date results and what the next steps of treatment are. Unfortunately we did not have success on the first treatment but we will continue on with more. ... The nurses were always helpful in planning out prescription delivery and appointments. It was nice to have everything explained in details so we always knew exactly what was going on and what to expect.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He made sure we understood the treatment plan at all times and let us know what our options were along the way. He always spoke to us as if we were a special case and not just a number. Our treatment was truly tailored to our specific needs and what we were comfortable with. The nurses were always helpful in planning out prescription delivery and appointments. It was nice to have everything explained in details so we always knew exactly what was going on and what to expect.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Ask as many questions as you need to. He will never tell you what you want to hear, but what the facts of the matter are.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He took the time to sit and listen to our story and how we got to this point. He wanted us to be happy with the treatment presented and always asked for our opinion when giving us treatment options to make sure we felt comfortable moving forward.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We decided to do injections with timed intercourse. He allowed us to be monitored at our local doctor, as we are over an hour away, with the final ultrasound being at his office. They were always in touch with up to date results and what the next steps of treatment are. Unfortunately we did not have success on the first treatment but we will continue on with more.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Super friendly and helpful
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Everyone has been very friendly and helpful. I have only had a few appointments at this office so I do not have a lot of pros or cons quite yet. They have been able to get me an appointment when it works with my schedule. They seem to be a very busy office but are quick to get to you in for your appointment, which has been helpful when bringing a child along with you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
So far everything has been sent through insurance
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Didn’t send my progesterone prescription in, I had to call the start date to get the prescription sent
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2019, Successful
10
9
Age 31 - 35
1 IUI
PCOS
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Schmidt is a very devoted man to his patients. He really wants to help in any possible way. He has wiped my tears for me, gave me positive feedback. He is just an overall Great Doctor. I would recommend him to anyone. All other doctors would not take the time to really help you understand and put a plan into place, so that you are considered a top priority. And that is how Dr. Schmidt makes you feel. And if the plan fails, he is always there, just start all over again. That is why he is The Best here in Columbus Ohio!
The wait time for an appointment [at Ohio Reproductive Medicine] can be lengthy. The clinic is very nice and clean. There are several nurses and Doctors that are very nice. I like the fact that they do most of the procedures in the office, so that really saves you so much money. The consultation may take 30mins to 45mins so that good. You are also given paperwork to help you through your procedures. The nurses also call around to help you get to most reasonable price for your medication proscription, which is awesome.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Schmidt is a very devoted man to his patients. He really wants to help in any possible way. He has wiped my tears for me, gave me positive feedback. He is just an overall Great Doctor. I would recommend him to anyone. All other doctors would not take the time to really help you understand and put a plan into place, so that you are considered a top priority. And that is how Dr. Schmidt makes you feel. And if the plan fails, he is always there, just start all over again. That is why he is The Best here in Columbus Ohio!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Stay positive and do what the Dr tells you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Every time I call or arrive at the appointment, the staff are so sweet to me. They make me feel comfortable and happy.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I was given provera at first, clomid also gonal-F also an IUI several ultrasound, blood drawn
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Nurse Kathy)
Their strength was to set up blood drawn appointments and how to administer needles properly. Weakness was you always have to leave a message for the to call back, there is no direct person to talk to.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The wait time for an appointment can be lengthy. The clinic is very nice and clean. There are several nurses and Doctors that are very nice. I like the fact that they do most of the procedures in the office, so that really saves you so much money. The consultation may take 30mins to 45mins so that good. You are also given paperwork to help you through your procedures. The nurses also call around to help you get to most reasonable price for your medication proscription, which is awesome.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The cost for prescribed pills $20.00 the injection $80.00 the IUI $395.00
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
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Billing Department
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LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
10
7
Age 36 - 37
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
Anovulation
PCOS
Black or African-American
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
1st of 4 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I really like Dr Schmidt. He was knowledgeable and had good bedside manner. He seemed genuinely interested in helping us to achieve pregnancy. He recommended moving to different medications when it was necessary. I did occasionally feel there was a canned response to how they deal with patients in a protocolized way and not individualized care...I communicated by desire to move from IUD to IVF and never received any real counseling regarding why or why not the move should be made.
The clinic [ORM] does not have a care coordinator. It does not feel like you have a go to person who knows you and everything about your care. If you have insurance needs for prior authorization or help with appeals for coverage there is not anyone well versed in the process who helps to guide you. The billing process in unclear because you show up and they tell you how much you owe, you have to ask for them to send you a statement outlining charges. The office staff is nice
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I really like Dr Schmidt. He was knowledgeable and had good bedside manner. He seemed genuinely interested in helping us to achieve pregnancy. He recommended moving to different medications when it was necessary. I did occasionally feel there was a canned response to how they deal with patients in a protocolized way and not individualized care
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Research your options and have baseline knowledge before your appointment so that you can readily participate in your care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
It really feels like you are one of many paying customers just being ushered through the process by the office. I have tried to engage with conversation regarding next steps and I communicated by desire to move from IUD to IVF and never received any real counseling regarding why or why not the move should be made.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We used letrozole for 5/6 of the cycles for ovulation induction. We started at 5 mg then increased to 7.5 mg for 3 cycles and then we increased up to 10 mg. For the last cycle we used Gonal F injections. 3/6 cycles were successful in producing a dominant follicle. We used 5000 units of HCG to cause ovulation. We had insemination 36 hours following HCG injection. We did not achieve pregnancy
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
There is an online patient portal and of course a phone line for the nurses. Initially the portal was active for communication with the nurses but then they became unavailable online. Therefore, you had to call leave a message and then wait for a callback. I sometimes felt like they had not reviewed my chart to know where I was in the process and it lead to a lot of repetition on my part.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic does not have a care coordinator. It does not feel like you have a go to person who knows you and everything about your care. If you have insurance needs for prior authorization or help with appeals for coverage there is not anyone well versed in the process who helps to guide you. The billing process in unclear because you show up and they tell you how much you owe, you have to ask for them to send you a statement outlining charges. The office staff is nice and they do try to make the process seem less daunting. But you cannot help but feel like there is a little impersonal slant to the way they provide care giving rise to feeling like one of many who are paying a lot of money without a lot of guidance. I actually think that if they added a care coordinator or designated a single person to communicate about care then it would alleviate most of the weaknesses that I appreciated at this office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance has stipulations on infertility coverage that have to be met before benefits are active. We paid for our 6 cycles out of pocket except for the letrozole. Ultrasound visits were ~$180, IUI was ~$275, Estrogen lab during a cycle ~$43. Medications were separate, we paid ~$100 for hcg injection, Gonal F was $1900 for the amount I needed, donor sperm was out of pocket as well
10
Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 35
1 IUI
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Grant Schmidt] is honest about my diagnosis and my results (good or bad), and doesn't provide false hope or completely kill my dreams like some doctors can do. He explains all of our options so that we can prepare mentally and financially. ... First I did Clomid with timed intercourse. Produced some follicles that matured appropriately but was unsuccessful. Next tried Menopur, Femara, and Bravelle for an attempt at egg retrieval but it was cancelled twice due to poor response.
Very clean, staff [at Ohio Reproductive Med- Columbus] are all friendly, did not take very long to get an appointment. A weakness would be sometimes it is hard to reach nursing staff by phone, and I don't like the recurring payment system in the sperm bank. It used to be month to month payment system which I preferred.... First I did Clomid with timed intercourse. Produced some follicles that matured appropriately but was unsuccessful. Next tried Menopur, Femara, and Bravelle for an attempt at egg retrieval but it was cancelled twice due to poor response.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I love everything about Dr. Schmidt! He is honest about my diagnosis and my results (good or bad), and doesn't provide false hope or completely kill my dreams like some doctors can do. He explains all of our options so that we can prepare mentally and financially. I have been to other facilities where they give you minimal options and don't allow you much input. I am a nurse and have studied my diagnosis, so I know what options I have. I like that Dr. Schmidt listens to me and works with me instead of just telling me what to do. The only weakness would be that sometimes speaking to nursing staff can not be as timely as I'd like, but since there is the patient portal now I haven't had many issues. Only place I will go for my fertility treatment and I am hopeful that this time around we will be successful!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Write down any questions you may have. He will sit down and answer anything so have them written down so you don't forget anything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Schmidt always sits down and talks to us and breaks everything down and makes sure we are clear on every thing. He is very kind and caring.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
First I did Clomid with timed intercourse. Produced some follicles that matured appropriately but was unsuccessful. Next tried Menopur, Femara, and Bravelle for an attempt at egg retrieval but it was cancelled twice due to poor response.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
She was very nice. She wrote out the multiple steps to my medications both on the script and on a seperate piece of paper so I would understand. Very considerate and caring.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Very clean, staff are all friendly, did not take very long to get an appointment. A weakness would be sometimes it is hard to reach nursing staff by phone, and I don't like the recurring payment system in the sperm bank. It used to be month to month payment system which I preferred.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
$5000
Describe Grant Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
No particular approach was preferred or discussed. The goal was just to produce mature follicles and go from there.
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Unsuccessful
3
2
Age 28 - 30
2 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Scmidt is the director of the practice. He is a very nice man and seems knowledgeable, but he does not remember specific things about his patients.... Ask specific questions because he is very general and vague when replying. He is not a fan of additional testing, you have to ask for specific things or bring them up when meeting with him because he does not do them automatically.... He never contacted me regarding the miscarriage or to make sure everything was being handled appropriately. When I saw him in March, which I basically did for closure, he was completely clueless.
Ohio Reproductive Medicine is very busy. They have early appointments and a lab tech in house for easy lab draws. Ultrasounds are done by one of their phsyicians which is nice because you know what is going on.... Kathy and Carol were very nice, but you could tell that they were overwhelmed. They always communicated results the same day.... This clinic does not have anesthesia, so IVF cycles are about $1000 cheaper that other clinics.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Scmidt is the director of the practice. He is a very nice man and seems knowledgeable, but he does not remember specific things about his patients. After meeting with another doctor, my suspicion regarding his practices being behind the times was confirmed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Be an advocate for yourself. Ask specific questions because he is very general and vague when replying. He is not a fan of additional testing, you have to ask for specific things or bring them up when meeting with him because he does not do them automatically.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I felt like a number. He would often forget our circumstances and what had happened previously. I felt like they wanted to get you discharged to your OB as fast as possible. I had a missed miscarriage, ended up miscarrying on Christmas Day. I called the clinic the following week because my OB was handling everything at that point, but I wanted to talk to my doctor. I received a call back from a nurse who I never spoke to before. She was very cold and told me I couldn't get an appointment with him until March, which was over 2 months away. He never contacted me regarding the miscarriage or to make sure everything was being handled appropriately. When I saw him in March, which I basically did for closure, he was completely clueless.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
He seems to use the long lupron protocol with all of his patients. He diagnosed me with PCOS, which at this point I am not really sure I have. I did IVF stims for 9.5 days and triggered with an estrogen level of about 1500. We ended up getting 8 eggs, 7 mature, 6 fertilized. We got 3 5 day embryos out of this cycle. The first fresh transfer ended in miscarriage. We had normal rising HCG levels, but when I went for ultrasound at 8 weeks (yes, this clinic does not do an ultrasound until 8 weeks), there was no evidence of pregnancy in my uterus. He assumed ectopic and was going to give me methotrexate. I was spotting and refused the methotrexate until I had an HCG level drawn. At that point, my HCG level was 25, so I was miscarrying on my own. I was glad I stood up for myself and waited to see what was going on before taking the methotrexate, which I didn't need. The second transfer was successful with normal rising HCG levels. I went in for ultrasound at 8 weeks 3 days, saw the heartbeat and was told all was well and was discharged to my OB. Went into by OB around 11 weeks, and had a missed miscarriage. Baby was measuring 8 weeks 1 day. My OB looked at previous ultrasound and at 8 weeks 3 days, baby was measuring a week behind. I wish I would have known this because I would have asked for an earlier follow up ultrasound at the fertility clinic. It wouldn't have changed the outcome, but I could have prevented a miscarriage on Christmas Day as well as several weeks of taking IM progesterone and estrogen, which was both painful and expensive. My third frozen transfer resulted in a negative pregnancy test. I didn't want to do the third transfer with this clinic, but I couldn't leave my last embryo there and we were not able to move the embryo to any other clinic.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kathy and Carol )
Kathy and Carol were very nice, but you could tell that they were overwhelmed. They always communicated results the same day.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Ohio Reproductive Medicine is very busy. They have early appointments and a lab tech in house for easy lab draws. Ultrasounds are done by one of their phsyicians which is nice because you know what is going on. Their lab and techniques are behind the times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic does not have anesthesia, so IVF cycles are about $1000 cheaper that other clinics. IVF was about $8800, meds were about $2000. FET was bout $3000, meds were about $1000.
Describe Grant Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
He always recommended single embryo transfer due to my age (28-30), but it was ultimately our decision.
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
There were times that I would have labs drawn at my local hospital or at the hospital that I worked at due to connivence. I lived 45 minutes away from ORM and work sometimes started at 630 am. Whenever this happened, lab results would get lost. One time, the local hospital failed to tell me that E2 levels were send outs and it was a mess on a Saturday. They also failed to send my chart to my new clinic after several requests.
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
2
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
My overall experience was positive...I would have done it all again with Dr. Schmidt. He had a personable attitude and explained things that he would see in ultrasounds, etc. in a way I would understand. I would most definitely recommend him to a friend...Dr. Schmidt was personable and was honest but practical in his advice....If you don't want to be conservative in your treatments, let him know. We started with an IUI treatment that probably should have been avoided and gone straight to IVF, which is more invasive.
The nurses assigned with Dr. Schmidt [at ORM] were generally positive. Communication is difficult. They screen calls so you cannot call and just speak to someone. You have to leave a voicemail and wait for a return phone call, which I always seemed to miss. I did have a negative experience with an on-call nurse that was too abrasive to my hormonal self and it was upsetting...You have to be on top of your own results and call in for information.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
My overall experience was positive as I ultimately got pregnant. It did take a few visits but I would have done it all again with Dr. Schmidt. He had a personable attitude and explained things that he would see in ultrasounds, etc. in a way I would understand. I would most definitely recommend him to a friend.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
If you don't want to be conservative in your treatments, let him know. We started with an IUI treatment that probably should have been avoided and gone straight to IVF, which is more invasive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Schmidt was personable and was honest but practical in his advice.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I don't recall exact medications and dosages but I did 3 IUI with Femara and an HCG trigger shot and then an IVF with progesterone following the procedure.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The nurses assigned with Dr. Schmidt were generally positive. Communication is difficult. They screen calls so you cannot call and just speak to someone. You have to leave a voicemail and wait for a return phone call, which I always seemed to miss. I did have a negative experience with an on-call nurse that was too abrasive to my hormonal self and it was upsetting.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
There are limitations on clinics that provide fertility treatments in our area so I would recommend this clinic based solely on my experiences and what is available to someone. This can be a difficult journey so take advantage of any support that you can get. If the treatments were not so expensive, I would go through this another time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Insurance covered a majority of the costs and we paid approximately $5000.
Describe Grant Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
We transferred two embryos and only one carried to full term. I wish that I had only transferred one but was worried I was lessening my chance of pregnancy.
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
You have to be on top of your own results and call in for information.
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2008 - 2017, Successful
9
9
Age 27 - 36
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I have been a patient on and off for almost 8 years. I've always been impressed with his knowledge of reproductive health. He does tend to rattle off stats and info rather quickly but will always take the time to throughly explain if you ask for clarification. Dr. Grant has been very mindful of the cost/benefit of procedures as I am totally self pay.... Dr. Grant has a very warm bedside manner. I felt very comfortable asking any questions.
There seems to be a very supportive team environment [at Ohio Reproductive Medicine]. When my doctor was on vacation I had a test result come back abnormal. My nurse contacted another physician in the practice (Dr. Williams) who reviewed and updated my protocol. I really appreciated the initiative she took in ensuring my care was the most appropriate. Ultrasounds and ivf procedures are done by the doctor on call. I was nervous at first to interact with a different doctor each time, but I've found them all to very knowledge, pleasant and helpful.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I have been a patient on and off for almost 8 years. I've always been impressed with his knowledge of reproductive health. He does tend to rattle off stats and info rather quickly but will always take the time to throughly explain if you ask for clarification. Dr. Grant has been very mindful of the cost/benefit of procedures as I am totally self pay.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Prepare your questions in advance and don't be afraid to ask something.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Grant has a very warm bedside manner. I felt very comfortable asking any questions. His nurses Kathy and Carol are wonderful people. Many times I cried in the office or on the phone, as I am pursuing fertility treatments after my sons death, and they were especially kind and empathetic.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
My first ivf round was microdose Lupron with Bc. My fsh level was slightly elevated. He assured me at my age I should have some quality eggs left but I may not produce a lot. My estrogen level was almost 1200 but sadly only 2 eggs were retrieved. I was disappointed with this procedure for a couple of reasons. A fresh transfer was planned but on retrieval day (after I had been given Ativan and dilauid) I was told my progesterone was too high and it would be best to freeze. I thought someone would have called prior to my retrieval to tell me. My progesterone came back high two days before my retrieval. We were expecting to retrieve 7, but only got 2. Dr. Grant did not do my retrieval, Dr. Kennard did. I never really got an explanation as why only 2 eggs were retrieved. My second round I was on an antagonist protocol with no Bc. After 6 days of stimms 5 eggs were retrieved. We planned to do a freeze since I needed surgery to remove a uterine polyp.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Kathy and Carol are wonderful. Very patient and positive. They appear to have a very good working relationship with Dr. Grant. At times I felt confused about which nursing department to contact (ivf nurses or Dr. Grants personal nurses).
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
There seems to be a very supportive team environment. When my doctor was on vacation I had a test result come back abnormal. My nurse contacted another physician in the practice (Dr. Williams) who reviewed and updated my protocol. I really appreciated the initiative she took in ensuring my care was the most appropriate. Ultrasounds and ivf procedures are done by the doctor on call. I was nervous at first to interact with a different doctor each time, but I've found them all to very knowledge, pleasant and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Ivf cycles were about 7,000 There was a detailed list of costs given prior to starting ivf.
Describe Grant Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Have not transferred yet
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017, Unsuccessful
8
7
Age 35
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I almost always saw him [Dr. Grant Schmidt] when I had an appointment. He seemed personable and honest about helping us achieve our goal. There were times when I felt rushed like he needed to see as many patients as possible. I didn't feel like I could ask any questions and needed to wait to speak with the nurses.... We started with 4 rounds of a variation of Clomid since I was already on clomid for 5 months with my ob/gyn. During these rounds, Schmidt also monitored be for.ovulation and used a hcg trigger. The dosage was always the same and nothing changed. These didn't work so we moved onto injectable, follistim. I was monitored and also used a hcg trigger. The only change in meds was the last cycle when he increased my follistim from 100 to 150 and added progesterone suppositories for 7days after trigger. The progesteeone was added because it was low the on tge last cycle. All through my medicated cycles, my lining and estrogen was monitored also.
I didn't like that I had to prepay for every appointment [at Ohio Reproductive Med]. I talked with billing and they were very rude. In the beginning I was not well informed about where to go for bloodwork and was made to feel like an idiot by the staff.... I felt more comfortable with the nurses. I felt like they were my cheerleaders through the process. They always were encouraging and informed me of all the details
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I almost always saw him when I had an appointment. He seemed personable and honest about helping us achieve our goal. There were times when I felt rushed like he needed to see as many patients as possible. I didn't feel like I could ask any questions and needed to wait to speak with the nurses.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Make sure you ask any and all questions while in the office no matter if he made you feel rushed. That is why he is there to help us all achieve our goal.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I felt rush through the appointments with less than 5 minutes to actually talk with the doctor.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We started with 4 rounds of a variation of Clomid since I was already on clomid for 5 months with my ob/gyn. During these rounds, Schmidt also monitored be for.ovulation and used a hcg trigger. The dosage was always the same and nothing changed. These didn't work so we moved onto injectable, follistim. I was monitored and also used a hcg trigger. The only change in meds was the last cycle when he increased my follistim from 100 to 150 and added progesterone suppositories for 7days after trigger. The progesteeone was added because it was low the on tge last cycle. All through my medicated cycles, my lining and estrogen was monitored also.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I felt more comfortable with the nurses. I felt like they were my cheerleaders through the process. They always were encouraging and informed me of all the details
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I didn't like that I had to prepay for every appointment. I talked with billing and they were very rude. In the beginning I was not well informed about where to go for bloodwork and was made to feel like an idiot by the staff.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Each office visit cost around $500 and bloodwork was $250 plus medication
8
Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2016, Unsuccessful
2
2
Age 33 - 35
4 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I preferred Dr. Schmidt over the other 4 doctors there, he seemed to be more personable and positive than others. Now with the negative and honestly the most important factors. I was diagnosed at 18 with PCOS by my OBGYN. I have many of the classic symptoms. High testosterone, and no period unless medicated. From my first appt with Schmidt he laughed and said "Oh no, you do not have PCOS." From that appt forward I was never treated as a poly patient. The next 6 cycles, in my eyes, I was treated appropriately. 2 cycles of Femara plus trigger, and 4 stim shots cycles paired with IUI's. I ovulated each month with strong leading follicles, but did not produce a pregnancy. No concerns with Dr. Schmidt's care. Then we made the decision to move forward with IVF. I was instructed to do the Long Lupron protocol as most patients at ORM I've foun
I feel like as a patient you feel like just another number at ORM [Ohio Reproductive Medicine]. They see way too many patients and it feels every patient has the same protocol. They are just moving you through the system and process like everyone else. God forbid you ask questions or request certain care instructions. They don't tailor protocols to individual patients, one size fits all there. The IVF dept is understaffed and many of my protocol calendars and portal updates often had mistakes and didn't come in a timely manner.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I really enjoyed and trusted Dr. Schmidt throughout our 8 cycles of treatment. I had no reason to believe I wasn't receiving the best care. Towards the end of my treatment at ORM is when I started to suspect many things had gone wrong. Through talking to other women and finally seeking a second opinion, I realized we were highly mistreated. I feel extremely let down and I feel like I have a clearer picture now of how ORM operates. I will start with the positive. Dr. Schmidt has a wonderful bedside manner. So compassionate and easy to talk to. I always left feeling positive after meeting with him. He never made me feel like I could lose this battle to infertility, always very hopeful. I preferred Dr. Schmidt over the other 4 doctors there, he seemed to be more personable and positive than others. Now with the negative and honestly the most important factors. I was diagnosed at 18 with PCOS by my OBGYN. I have many of the classic symptoms. High testosterone, and no period unless medicated. From my first appt with Schmidt he laughed and said "Oh no, you do not have PCOS." From that appt forward I was never treated as a poly patient. The next 6 cycles, in my eyes, I was treated appropriately. 2 cycles of Femara plus trigger, and 4 stim shots cycles paired with IUI's. I ovulated each month with strong leading follicles, but did not produce a pregnancy. No concerns with Dr. Schmidt's care. Then we made the decision to move forward with IVF. I was instructed to do the Long Lupron protocol as most patients at ORM I've found. As a true polycisitc patient I overstimulated bad. By day 10 of stims my E2 was about 5000 and I had over 35 follicles. I went from a Wednesday US and blood draw monitoring until Monday. That is where I had a huge jump. I should have been seen that Thurs, Fri, or Sat. I should have been monitored closer. Egg retrieval was extremely painful for me. I retrieved 34 eggs and the pain was unbearable. I then developed OHSS and my fresh transfer was cancelled. Of course it was, I was very sick and was overstimulated. However, I was still overjoyed with the amount of eggs I had and we ultimately had 13 day 5 and 6 embryos that made it to freeze. This was a remarkable number and I knew with 13 embryos we would never have to go through a stim cycle or retrieval again, my heart was beyond hopeful. Skip to my first FET. Schmidt and the embryologist come into the room and say we have 2 great looking embryos to transfer today but 3 also didn't survive the thaw so you went through 5 today. I was stunned. Wasn't expecting that news but still pleased that we transferred 2. Never again did I hear why 3 didn't survive the thaw. Schmidt nor the lab ever addressed it or gave a reason. They just mentioned this rarely happens. So now we have 8 embryos left. Still content and hopeful with that number. Skip to my next FET. That morning the embryologist calls and tells me none of my embryos are surviving the thaw, even mentions to not even head into the office. You can imagine my heartbreak. Finally I get a call, that they were able to save the very last two that were "viable." I didn't know what this meant but was relieved to get this news and we were off. In my gut, as much as I didn't want to accept this news I knew we had slim to no chance of getting pregnant. I knew those last 2 embryos that they transferred something was seriously off or wrong with them. So on that day we started with 8 and now had zero. I did not get pregnant. We were back to step zero. Within 5 months, 13 grade 1 5 day blasts, gone. At this point, my sadness turned to anger. What went wrong? How did this happen? Human error? Was there an error with the freezing or thawing? Was it the quality of my eggs or embryos? My mind was purely racing every day. Our next step was to schedule our follow-up failed consultation. I demanded someone to be present from the lab with Schmidt. I needed all my questions answered. I needed reasons and what we would change moving forward. I was beyond anxious for this appt. We go, I have all my questions typed out, they answer nothing. They have no idea why my embryos didn't survive. They couldn't answer any of my questions. Simply just "try again." That was it. I find this unacceptable. That was my last day at ORM. I have since switched to another doctor and clinic in Columbus and in my short time there I have renewed hope and my suspicions of how I was mistreated and how my embryos were mishandled were instantly gratified. It's been painfully difficult to look back on and accept my journey at ORM. I know there is no guarantee with this world of infertility but as a patient I was left feeling like a number not a cared for patient. I even followed up with a letter to Schmidt and the lab director requesting a few specifics before plunging into another new cycle after all that was lost, and didn't even get a response. That was the icing on the cake. That sealed the deal that I was at the wrong clinic. It's still a very raw, fresh topic for me. I think it will be for a while, but glad we are moving forward with a new doctor. For the 2 years I went to ORM, I recommended Schmidt to everyone and gave him nothing but praise. I no longer will do so.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Push for a tailored protocol at ORM, I feel like if you are remotely outside of the box with your medical case you are SOL. They don't seem to be adapting to the ever-evolving science of infertility. Do your own research, trust your gut, and always be your own biggest advocate. Push.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I feel like as a patient you feel like just another number at ORM. They see way too many patients and it feels every patient has the same protocol. They are just moving you through the system and process like everyone else. God forbid you ask questions or request certain care instructions. They don't tailor protocols to individual patients, one size fits all there. The IVF dept is understaffed and many of my protocol calendars and portal updates often had mistakes and didn't come in a timely manner.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I feel strongly that ORM really uses the standard protocols on most patients. Especially per doc/per patient. 1. 2 Femara/Trigger shots- ovulated strong. No pregnancy 2. 4 stim cycles/IUI- 75-125units per day of Gonal-F plus trigger. Husband sperm samples very strong and high numbers each cycle. Between 3-10 large size follicles each cycle. No pregnancy 3. IVF- 225 units per day of Gonal-F, 5,000 units of HCG trigger. I overstimulated. 10 days of stims. E2 reached 5,000 I had 35 follicles. 34 eggs retrieved. OHSS. 5 day blasts- 13 embryos make it to freeze 4. FET #1- 2 embryos transferred- 3 die in thaw. Prepped with BC, Lupron, Estradiol shots, PIO shots, antibiotic, steroid. No pregnancy 5. FET # 2- 2 embryos transferred- 6 die in thaw. Prepped with BC, Lupron, Estradiol shots, PIO shots, antibiotic, steroid. No pregnancy
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I really enjoyed Dr. Schmidt's nurses. They were also very helpful and compassionate. Penny and LaQueena were also very nice and helpful as the IVF nurses, although they seem overloaded and understaffed for the IVF dept.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
You can feel a little lost as a patient, you feel much like just a number in a large system. You just get pushed through, and when you ask questions you can be left feeling like you were a pest. Each time you are there, there are so many women in the waiting room and they seem very understaffed and overwhelmed. Sometimes your patient portal gets updated with the appropriate info and lab results, sometimes it doesn't.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Way too many patients for the early-morning monitoring appts. Seems they are understaffed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Ultrasounds $300 IUI- $343 Consultation- $300 IVF- $6600 Without meds FET- $2900 Without meds
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
2
Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
2
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2016, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 26 - 27
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Other
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 12 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Schmidt] let you vent, and cry and show your concerns and your worries without judgement. He was understanding in your feeling as well as well with what you needed medically. I came in to the clinic not knowing what to expect as this was only my 2nd doctor and things were very new. He never promised I would get pregnant like the other doctors but did promise I would ovulate. And I did! After two cycles we became pregnant but we ended up miscarriaging at 6 weeks. After a few more cycles he suggested we do ivf. Which was not in our financial cards. So I had to walk away and find another doctor. Which we did, many in fact.
They [nurses at Ohio Reproductive Medicine] did their best to keep you informed and to give you the information as it came. But, again sometimes it didn't always go smoothly...He [Dr. Schmidt] let you vent, and cry and show your concerns and your worries without judgement. He was understanding in your feeling as well as well with what you needed medically. I came in to the clinic not knowing what to expect as this was only my 2nd doctor and things were very new. He never promised I would get pregnant like the other doctors but did promise I would ovulate. And I did! After two cycles we became pregnant but we ended up miscarriaging at 6 weeks. After a few more cycles he suggested we do ivf. Which was not in our financial cards. So I had to walk away and find another doctor. Which we did, many in fact.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Doctor Schmidt was very nice and had a much different bedside manner. He wasn't like you traditional stuffy doctor that was looking at you like you were just another weepy lady trying to get pregnant. He let you vent, and cry and show your concerns and your worries without judgement. He was understanding in your feeling as well as well with what you needed medically. I came in to the clinic not knowing what to expect as this was only my 2nd doctor and things were very new. He never promised I would get pregnant like the other doctors but did promise I would ovulate. And I did! After two cycles we became pregnant but we ended up miscarriaging at 6 weeks. After a few more cycles he suggested we do ivf. Which was not in our financial cards. So I had to walk away and find another doctor. Which we did, many in fact.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Be open minded. He is friendly and nice but again he has a different bedside manner. Some many not know how to take it. I thought it was nice but it may not be everyone's cup of tea
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He really listened to what I had to say, and understood where I was coming from with each decision. If my husband and I were able to afford ivf we would've continued with him but we couldn't.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
For each cycle we would start off with Femara, Estrodial, and then we would add Gonal-f and menopur injections. I was checked two to three times a week by blood and ultrasounds to see my levels and my follicle growth. Then once we were sure the folliclescwere growing we would take an injection that medically induce ovulation. Then 36 hours later timed intercourse and then proceeded with every other day. I was also taking progesterone vaginally. Once my cycle was due to start I would do a pregnancy test, usually blood test as the urine tests don't work. If it came back negative I would stop the progesterone till my cycle started. Sometimes I would take meds to start my period as the progesterone would delay it. And then we would do the same thing again.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The staff did there best to make you feel important. But with so many clients and so many doctors it was definitely overwhelming. They never let that show. They did their best to keep you informed and to give you the information as it came. But, again sometimes it didn't always go smoothly.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Know that you will be there a lot. You will be there for bloodwork, ultrasounds, and proceeders. You will be there early in the mornings one day and late other days. Know these guys will take care of you. They will have your back and keep you informed. And know that sometimes things get lost in translation. They aren't trying to be nasty or to upset you. Things happen and they are doing their very best. So be kind and understanding and they will do the same to you.
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2013, Successful
6
7
Age 32
1 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Successful
I liked Dr. Schmidt, but the nurses weren't very friendly. I also felt like they did the same protocols for everyone. He had a plan for beginning treatment before getting the results of our testing, like he was going to do the same thing regardless of our diagnosis. I go by a nickname and told them that several times. They still called me by my full name every time I went in or they called, which was like every day to every other day during my IVF cycle. It's small, but it bothered me that they couldn't bother to learn my name.
*child mentioned* So most importantly, Dr. Schmidt got me pregnant....I saw Dr. Schmidt for an initial consultation [at Ohio Reproductive Medicine] and after a few failed cycles when we got a new diagnosis. During actual treatment cycles I saw whoever was available. 3 of the other doctors actually did my IUI and IVF. But it was Dr. Schmidt's protocol. I had some issues with the nurses and a missed diagnosis and Dr. Schmidt was very responsive to my concerns. They gave me a sedative but did not use anesthesia during my IVF retrieval and I found it very painful, which I was not expecting.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
*child mentioned* So most importantly, Dr. Schmidt got me pregnant. He and Ohio Reproductive Medicine have the highest success rates in the area. I had my child thanks to them. I saw Dr. Schmidt for an initial consultation and after a few failed cycles when we got a new diagnosis. During actual treatment cycles I saw whoever was available. 3 of the other doctors actually did my IUI and IVF. But it was Dr. Schmidt's protocol. I had some issues with the nurses and a missed diagnosis and Dr. Schmidt was very responsive to my concerns. They gave me a sedative but did not use anesthesia during my IVF retrieval and I found it very painful, which I was not expecting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Make sure you research what initial testing and monitoring should occur before beginning treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I liked Dr. Schmidt, but the nurses weren't very friendly. I also felt like they did the same protocols for everyone. He had a plan for beginning treatment before getting the results of our testing, like he was going to do the same thing regardless of our diagnosis. I go by a nickname and told them that several times. They still called me by my full name every time I went in or they called, which was like every day to every other day during my IVF cycle. It's small, but it bothered me that they couldn't bother to learn my name.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
There was 1 nurse I loved, but the other 2 were not very nice. One told me to "relax" and didn't pass my medical concerns on to Dr. Schmidt.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
They have the best success rates in the area.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
IVF with ICSI was about $9,000. IUI was maybe $500? They were much cheaper than Reproductive Gynecology in Westerville.
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Schmidt missed ordering some testing. The nurses did not relay my concerns with a medical issue to Dr. Schmidt when I asked them to.
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2012, Successful
10
10
Age 32
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Both my husband and I enjoyed our experiences with Dr. Schmidt and I have recommended him to many friends. He was warm and friendly. My diagnosis was unexplained fertility and I am still convinced that I had a hormonal issue (even though it never showed up on tests).
The clinic [Ohio Reproductive Medicine] was great...I think between all of the pre-tests (HSG, sperm motility, etc), ultrasounds, blood work, the drugs (Femara and Follistim), and the IUI it was about $5000 but my insurance also wasn't great at the time...The nurses were wonderful. I called them often and they were always responsive, especially during my overstimulation...I found Dr. Schmidt very personable and had a good sense of humor. He said early on that his goal was to take the burden of trying to conceive off of my husband and I and it really did feel like a weight was lifted.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Both my husband and I enjoyed our experiences with Dr. Schmidt and I have recommended him to many friends. He was warm and friendly. My diagnosis was unexplained fertility and I am still convinced that I had a hormonal issue (even though it never showed up on tests). He didn't seem to think this was the case, but did allow me the option to try hormone supplements (which I ended up declining due to their ability to give false positives for tests).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
If you do your own research prior to visits be sure to bring the articles with you, as well as a list of questions. He was always willing to answer everything I asked.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I found Dr. Schmidt very personable and had a good sense of humor. He said early on that his goal was to take the burden of trying to conceive off of my husband and I and it really did feel like a weight was lifted.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I started with 2 rounds of Femara (I had done 3 rounds with Clomid with my regular OBGYN) each with an HCG trigger shot. Both had a negative pregnancy test. Next I did a 5 day course of Follistim (3 days of 75 and 2 days of 150) with a trigger shot followed by an IUI. This one was successful (I also produced 13 follicles and overstimulated, which the nurse said may have helped me maintain the pregnancy). I never had issues with ovulation, I always had at least 1 good follicle after each treatment which is probably why I overstimulated with such a low/short trial with the Follistim.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The nurses were wonderful. I called them often and they were always responsive, especially during my overstimulation.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I think between all of the pre-tests (HSG, sperm motility, etc), ultrasounds, blood work, the drugs (Femara and Follistim), and the IUI it was about $5000 but my insurance also wasn't great at the time.
10
Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
5
4
Age 36 - 37
3 IUI
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Schmidt] was kind but didn’t always seem to know my case specifically, or maybe didn’t remember. Didn’t see him very often for ultrasounds . Felt like he didn’t usually want to spend time answering questions....He is kind and initially makes you feel like he can help you . It just seems like he gives up on you fast and is in to the next one... It [Ohio Reproductive Med] is a very busy clinic and can make you feel like a heard of cattle
It [Ohio Reproductive Med] is a very busy clinic and can make you feel like a heard of cattle . The front desk always tells you you owe money but can’t tell you exactly what for which is frustrating....I have had prescriptions they said they called in not be there. I have showed up for IUI and they said I wasn’t scheduled. They didn’t end up fixing the IUI appointment but how stressful. I have called with pertinent questions and them not get back to me till it was too late. I have also had another doctor in the practice treat me very poorly
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He was kind but didn’t always seem to know my case specifically, or maybe didn’t remember. Didn’t see him very often for ultrasounds . Felt like he didn’t usually want to spend time answering questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He is kind and initially makes you feel like he can help you . It just seems like he gives up on you fast and is in to the next one
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Some of the time I feel like the doctor didn’t remember or know what was going on with me specifically. Waiting room is always full and staff other than doctors are not very nice .made me feel like we were a heard of cattle slowing down their day
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Nurses were nice most of the time but it’s obvious that they are over worked or short staffed and they are not usually quick to get back to you and can seem annoyed with questions
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
It is a very busy clinic and can make you feel like a heard of cattle . The front desk always tells you you owe money but can’t tell you exactly what for which is frustrating. Some of the staff is not friendly
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Owed amounts always seemed different and staff who told you your balance each visit I could not tell you what it was for. You never recieved a bill explaining amount either
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I have had prescriptions they said they called in not be there. I have showed up for IUI and they said I wasn’t scheduled. They didn’t end up fixing the IUI appointment but how stressful. I have called with pertinent questions and them not get back to me till it was too late. I have also had another doctor in the practice treat me very poorly
5
Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
4
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
9
9
Age 25 - 26
2 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Love the doctor very kind and explained things well. I believe I was kind of underestimated on my infertility being only 23 and 24 when I had my first visits . I spend several months with different medicine and injections that did not lead to pregnancy. I over stimulated on my 1st and only round of injections and that was not explained to me neither was the morning monitoring . I feel like answers are even further away and I'm not sure where to go now
I didnt know I would see different doctors in the morning for ultrasounds [at OH Repro Med] and didnt know the process some weren't too kind or detailed and some were very detailed and explained. Very good about calls back if I had any questions loved the nursing staff. Wishing I could have a little bit more information about IUI but I was very conscious about money since most was out of pocket so I believe it really wasn't offered
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Love the doctor very kind and explained things well. I believe I was kind of underestimated on my infertility being only 23 and 24 when I had my first visits . I spend several months with different medicine and injections that did not lead to pregnancy. I over stimulated on my 1st and only round of injections and that was not explained to me neither was the morning monitoring . I feel like answers are even further away and I'm not sure where to go now
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Help explain the process for new patients
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Very personable and explained very well and in detail everything that we were doing
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
1st cycle was letrozle and trigger shot . 2nd follistim trigger and booster Overstimulation on injections and was in lots of pain before period began
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Very positive and helpful with injection details always returned calls in a timely manner
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I didnt know I would see different doctors in the morning for ultrasounds and didnt know the process some weren't too kind or detailed and some were very detailed and explained. Very good about calls back if I had any questions loved the nursing staff. Wishing I could have a little bit more information about IUI but I was very conscious about money since most was out of pocket so I believe it really wasn't offered
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Costs varried but nothing to compare them to
Describe Grant Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
N/a
9
Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
4
5
Age 35
4 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Be your own advocate and know your treatment options before you speak to him [Dr. Grant Schmidt]...told us about alternate treatments after we had already used less effective method and spent a lot of money. He said he didn’t tell us about the more expensive treatments up front because of the cost. We would have preferred to use the most effective treatments right away, regardless of cost...He uses Femara instead of Clomid. We tried 3 cycles of Femara, trigger shots and timed intercourse before we tried 4 cycles of IUI. Finally he suggested we use a combination of Femara, trigger shots, Gonal-F, and IUI...
I would call and leave messages for the clinic [Ohio Reproductive Medicine] and they would respond through messages in their app. It felt like a disconnected way to communicate because I couldn’t ask them questions directly. I dealt with multiple nurses and at times they didn’t call us back with test results in a timely manner. I never truly had confidence that what we were doing was going to get me pregnant, and ultimately, I never did get pregnant with their assistance.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He seemed nice enough but told us about alternate treatments after we had already used less effective method and spent a lot of money. He said he didn’t tell us about the more expensive treatments up front because of the cost. We would have preferred to use the most effective treatments right away, regardless of cost.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Be your own advocate and know your treatment options before you speak to him.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
He uses Femara instead of Clomid. We tried 3 cycles of Femara, trigger shots and timed intercourse before we tried 4 cycles of IUI. Finally he suggested we use a combination of Femara, trigger shots, Gonal-F, and IUI.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I would call and leave messages for the clinic and they would respond through messages in their app. It felt like a disconnected way to communicate because I couldn’t ask them questions directly. I dealt with multiple nurses and at times they didn’t call us back with test results in a timely manner. I never truly had confidence that what we were doing was going to get me pregnant, and ultimately, I never did get pregnant with their assistance.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Somewhere in the $200-400 range per appointment. Medications were in the $100 range monthly.
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Twice they didn’t have us on the schedule for appointments they told us to come for. They did ultimately see us those days but only after we waited for over an hour. They also never called with results about my husband’s sperm when he was initially tested, and said it was because there was nothing wrong with his sample.
4
Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
10
Age 24
1 IUI
Anovulation
Male Factor
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Schmidt] was absolutely the sweetest man and made every step of this process so easy. At our first visit we knew a diagnosis and next steps. He made me feel like he cared about our success and we weren't just another number through the door....We were started first on the lowest dose of femara and then trigger shot to induce ovulation. We had the same protocol for the third round but we added in the IUI
There were no weaknesses, they [Ohio Reproductive Medicine] were one of the easiest offices to deal with. Never came in contact with anyone rude and everyone was very sweet. They office was always clean and when private matters were being delt with, they had the appropriate spaces available.... We paid for the visits, ultrasounds, medications, and IUI. The IUI was a flat fee of $380. The trigger shot was $110 and the femara pills were $2.40
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He was absolutely the sweetest man and made every step of this process so easy. At our first visit we knew a diagnosis and next steps. He made me feel like he cared about our success and we weren't just another number through the door.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Ask all the questions! No question is dumb and he is willing to answer all of them and make you feel comfortable
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
They knew my name when I came in and knew exactly what I had been through. They knew I needed to spoken to softly
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We were started first on the lowest dose of femara and then trigger shot to induce ovulation. We had the same protocol for the third round but we added in the IUI
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
They were so sweet and helped me with all of my questions within the same day that I called. They made me feel confident that I knew the treatment plan before I left the office.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
There were no weaknesses, they were one of the easiest offices to deal with. Never came in contact with anyone rude and everyone was very sweet. They office was always clean and when private matters were being delt with, they had the appropriate spaces available.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
We paid for the visits, ultrasounds, medications, and IUI. The IUI was a flat fee of $380. The trigger shot was $110 and the femara pills were $2.40
Describe Grant Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Adaptability
10
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Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
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2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
7
2
Age 42 - 43
6 IUI
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Writer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Schmidt] is caring and takes time to sit and answer all my questions. ...Dr. Schmidt treated me with respect and i do feel he wanted me to have success. He was compassionate, but not blunt enough when it came to adjusting treatment plans or offering suggestions - i often has to push him for advice on next steps and i felt like he just did the same treatment and meds for everyone and didn’t individualize our needs. I feel like he would have me doing IUIs until the day I die.
The clinic [Ohio Reproductive Medicine] treated me well until I was upset about being pushed into IUI after IUI and questioned billing after being milked for money. Had numerous surprise bills pop up. The nurses do what they can but overall I feel the clinic just wants their money. ... [Nursing staff] Awesome and caring and compassionate! Fast call backs. ... IUI Was $256, ultrasounds $389, donor sperm $700 from cryobiology , injections were hundreds.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Schmidt treated me with respect and i do feel he wanted me to have success. He was compassionate, but not blunt enough when it came to adjusting treatment plans or offering suggestions - i often has to push him for advice on next steps and i felt like he just did the same treatment and meds for everyone and didn’t individualize our needs. I feel like he would have me doing IUIs until the day I die.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Ask questions - he will answer! Demand he give you straightforward answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He is caring and takes time to sit and answer all my questions. However I do feel like he and others at the clinic use the same treatment for everyone and don’t address your individual needs when it comes to actual meds/treatment.
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
IUI with letrozole. 4 failed cycles one success with miscarriage . One round IUI with Follistim (failed )
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kathy and Jackie are awesome )
Awesome and caring and compassionate! Fast call backs.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic treated me well until I was upset about being pushed into IUI after IUI and questioned billing after being milked for money. Had numerous surprise bills pop up. The nurses do what they can but overall I feel the clinic just wants their money.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
IUI Was $256, ultrasounds $389, donor sperm $700 from cryobiology , injections were hundreds.
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost appointments
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Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
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2
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
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2017, Successful
10
10
Age 35
1 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Schmidt is patient and he's transparent. We never had a bad visit with this office. We were warned up front that he was a busy doctor who was highly requested but never felt like we didn't matter...Be patient he's very popular and you might see the other doctors in the practice but he will still be over your care...He was truthful but still offered hope. No falsehoods and no promises just promised to help us get answers which he did.
This clinic [Ohio Reproductive Medicine] sees a high volume of patients and wait times can be lengthy. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. They are close to lab locations so blood work can be done same day as appointments with little travel...The nursing staff was friendly and wonderful! They are very much there to help the patient...Dr. Schmidt is patient and he's transparent. We never had a bad visit with this office. We were warned up front that he was a busy doctor who was highly requested but never felt like we didn't matter.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Schmidt is patient and he's transparent. We never had a bad visit with this office. We were warned up front that he was a busy doctor who was highly requested but never felt like we didn't matter.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Be patient he's very popular and you might see the other doctors in the practice but he will still be over your care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He was truthful but still offered hope. No falsehoods and no promises just promised to help us get answers which he did.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff was friendly and wonderful! They are very much there to help the patient.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic sees a high volume of patients and wait times can be lengthy. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. They are close to lab locations so blood work can be done same day as appointments with little travel.
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Grant Schmidt
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Frequency Seen
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10
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
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2016, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 32
6 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Great experience, discovered new issue my previous Doctor did not. My experience at ORM has been completely different that my experience at the other clinic in town...He [Dr. Schmidt] has a great sense of humor and put us at ease. A few times he even said, if you were my daughter....
Clinic [Ohio Reproductive Medicine] is established and reasonably price. Be prepared to see many other Doctors aside from your primary there. They are busy! ...Nursing staff was awesome! Easy to get ahold of and very compassionate...$350 iui and provide some free injectables to help with costs.
How was your experience with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Great experience, discovered new issue my previous Doctor did not. My experience at ORM has been completely different that my experience at the other clinic in town.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Write down all your questions. He will answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
He has a great sense of humor and out us at ease. A few times he even said, if you were my daughter....
Describe the protocols Grant Schmidt used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Iui with femara twice and iui with follistim.. Trigger shots with all.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carol and Cathy )
Nursing staff was awesome! Easy to get ahold of and very compassionate.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Clinic is established and resonably price. Be prepared to see many other Doctors aside from your primary there. They are busy!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Schmidt at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
$350 iui and provide some free injectables to help with costs
9
Doctor
Grant Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources